Welcome to my latest project! I am endeavoring to formulate the All-Time team in each franchise's history.
A few parameters need to be established prior to beginning:
First, no player will appear on more than one team. It is my sole decision as to which franchise to place a multi-team player.
For example, even though Frank Robinson won the Triple Crown with the Baltimore Orioles, he spent more time and had higher numbers with the Cincinnati Reds. Plus, I am still pissed at the GM for trading him to Baltimore for Milt Pappas. But, I digress.
Secondly, the player must have been with the franchise for a minimum of five years.
Tenure is not the only criterion I will be using in placing a player within a franchise. His statistics could be higher in the other team's structure, or he may have earned more awards, etc.
Third, this is also not just a "popularity" list, or my "favorite Orioles" list. It is based on statistics, longevity, and performance.
Fourth, The Orioles are actually descendants of the St. Louis Browns, however I will also be doing an installment on the Browns. Therefore, the Oriole's franchise just trails back to 1954.
Here is the Orioles Franchise All Time Team.